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Co-Authors and Illustrator of 'Riding with Santa' to
Sign Books Thursday at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Dec. 10, 2008

Riding with Santa bookcoverEAU CLAIRE — The co-authors and main illustrator of a children's book with an environmentally friendly message will be available to sign books this week at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The "Riding with Santa" books will be for sale from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Dec. 11 and 12) in the East Lobby area of Davies Center. The co-authors and illustrator will be available to sign copies of the book from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Li-Ying Bao, an associate professor of art & design, and Eau Claire entrepreneur Michael Webb wrote "Riding with Santa." Eau Claire community member Paul Modjeski was the main illustrator. UW-Eau Claire foreign language department and art & design students and alumni also helped with the language translations and illustrations in the book.

The book tells the story of how Santa, while flying over the earth, sees some surprising changes in the landscape. Santa meets children who share his concern about melting icebergs and smoggy cities. Together they decide to make changes to help solve the environmental problems.

For each book sold, $10 will be donated to UW-Eau Claire's Campus Sustainability Initiatives Fund, which supports sustainability efforts being developed on campus.

The book is available in English, Chinese, German and Spanish.

For more information about the book, contact Li-Ying Bao at 715-836-4631 or baol@uwec.edu or Michael Webb at rmwebb@a3animation.com.

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JB

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